The Englishman is in great physical condition following the two-week international break and insists he’s ready to help.
Mourinho’s side have won all six of the games he has started and hopes are he can have a similarly successful impact against Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19.
Speaking about his situation, Carrick claims he hopes to play a bigger role in the coming weeks and months.
“Physically I feel fine, I feel really good in all honesty,” he said.
“You have to manage yourself a little bit more when you get older and international breaks allow me to stay fresh, but also as fit as possible for the games coming up.
“I haven’t played nowhere near as much as I have wanted to play, but I understand the situation. It’s about finishing the season strong and being successful as a squad.
“Whatever my contribution is, whether it’s big or it’s little, then I’m ready to make it.”
Mourinho started the campaign by only using Carrick in the Europa League, but after seeing his impact alongside Paul Pogba, the Portuguese boss has resulted to only playing him in the Premier League.
At 35, it’s understandable why Mourinho only wants to use Carrick in one campaign and after his recent showings, there’s no doubting his inclusion in the starting XI against Arsene Wenger’s men.